Our first public event was an evening of artist talks with Vancouver artists: prOphecy sun, Jay White, Kristoff Steinruck, and Laiwan.
prOphecy sun is a Vancouver–based sound artist, performance artist, and media artist, whose work involves sound and movement in live performance, video and video installation. Her interdisciplinary performance practice threads together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment, to create exploratory works that invoke deep body memory and draw from an interior landscape of dreams.
Jay White's work is distributed and translated through oral tellings, multi-media installations, and virtual archives. Through performances and objects, remote or unseen areas become shared spaces, and people become implicated in reciprocal and embodied relations with the animate entities that surround them. Jay's work has shown worldwide and his films have won various awards internationally. He is sessional faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Kristoff Steinruck's artistic practice integrates installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performance. His work is influenced by an interest in nature and science, speculative fiction, film, and conceptual art. Based in Vancouver, his current artistic research is focused on technology obsolescence, mycology, and non-human subjectivity through the production of film and video works.
Laiwan is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator with a wide-ranging practice based in poetics and philosophy. Born in Zimbabwe of Chinese parents, her family immigrated to Canada in 1977 to leave the war in Rhodesia. Since 2000, Laiwan has been investigating embodiment through performativity, audio, music, improvisation, and varieties of media, along with bodily and emotional intelligence, so as to unravel and engage presence. Recent public commissions have also enabled her to focus on issues of urban development touching on poetic and philosophic themes related to current issues of the environment and built cityscape of Vancouver.
385 Thornton Street (also called Prince Edward St on some maps) @ E 1st Ave
(just off of Great Northern Way near the entrance to Equinox and Monte Clark Galleries)
This event is free and open to the public.